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"I got the roadster in 1936. I knew I was going to race it but I had a girlfriend and I had to take her places so I made a kind of street racer out of it. It had the B-block four-banger in it when I got it. I hopped the motor up with a Riley four-port (OHV conversion head) but of course when the Ford V-8 came out that was a whole new world. I eventually put the V-8 in my roadster."